Dr. Dominic D’Agostino returns: ketones and inflammation, anti-aging, overeating, and more…

  Dr. Dominic D’Agostino returns to the podcast after 3 years. We discussed a number of cool topics, check the time-stamps below! 01:56 New, exciting topics within ketogenic research 06:31 Inflammation, and the anti-inflammatory aspects of the diet. 10:58 Anti-aging effects of the ketogenic diet 13:52 The appetite suppressing effects of the ketogenic diet 17:28 Why […]

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Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0

Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system. In it, he discusses the metabolic influence of sugar and processed foods on obesity and related diseases. He also […]

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What Are Ketone Bodies

If you eat a calorie-restricted diet for several days, you will increase the breakdown of your fat stores. However, many of your tissues cannot convert these fatty acid products directly into ATP, or cellular energy. In addition, glucose is in limited supply and must be reserved for red blood cells — which can only use […]

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Circadian Metabolism in the Light of Evolution and Weight Loss

Circadian rhythm, or daily oscillation, of behaviors and biological processes is a fundamental feature of mammalian physiology that has developed over hundreds of thousands of years under the continuous evolutionary pressure of energy conservation and efficiency. Evolution has fine-tuned the body’s clock to anticipate and respond to numerous environmental cues in order to maintain homeostatic […]

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Alzheimer’s Facts

Take a moment to consider these five amazing facts about Alzheimer’s Disease: DavidPerlmutter: Five Incredible Alzheimer’s Facts You Probably Don’t Know Alzheimer’s is preventable. More than 50% of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented with specific attention to certain modifiable factors like amount of physical exercise, blood pressure and blood sugar level Alzheimer’s is treatable and […]

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Nut Consumption Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Increased nut consumption has been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as a healthy lipid profile. Greater intake of nuts was associated with lower amounts of a subset of inflammatory biomarkers, after adjusting for demographic, medical, dietary, and lifestyle variables. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Associations between […]

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Obesity and Prostate Cancer

Study shows obese men are more likely to see their cancer spread. Men in the study had a median body mass index (BMI) of 28.3, Keto says. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal weight. A BMI of 25 to under 30 is overweight, and a BMI of 30 or above is obese. […]

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Brown Fat in Diabetes and Obesity

People with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin sensitivity and a better metabolism for burning fat stores, researchers have shown for the first time. The findings suggest that, because of the brown fat’s ability to better regulate blood sugar, this could be […]

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U.S. military is redefining its basic fitness standards

For the first time in 14 years, the military is rewriting its body composition standards and the methods used to determine whether troops are too fat to serve. Pentagon officials intend to publish a new policy later this year, a document expected to have sweeping effects on how the military defines and measures health and fitness. The review […]

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